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Looking into Other People’s Windows

A short video about envy.

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Visitor Comments: 11

(11) James V, April 19, 2013 2:06 PM

A good way to look at it.

I like the way the story about the American homes was used to start the conversation. So true. The bus story to helped me to think about my distractions and motivations. Why should I pay $100 for a steak dinner just because my friends do it? Can it be that good or do they feel good to brag about it?

(10) Sharon, April 19, 2013 8:08 AM

something to envy

Clever and illuminating. Never realized that about American homes. Here in Israel, few have a spare room not in use. I've always thought a home shouldn't look too good from the outside because you don't want the burglars to be too impressed.
What was really impressive about this family was the honesty and communication level between son and parents. They may suffer from envy but look how well they communicate! Now that's really enviable.

(9) Dovid, April 19, 2013 3:59 AM


Full of wisdom about life and overcoming envoy.

(8) L. Roberts, April 18, 2013 3:25 PM

Ah, wisdom! thank you for this.
I'll look forward to more of your work.

(7) ruth housman, April 18, 2013 2:33 PM


I didn't watch this but I was caught by the title, because I just wrote ENVY on line, on FaceBook and that this kind of green seems to cover the world. I will watch this. I will come back when I have time. The synchronicity that dominates every move I make, is so powerful, it brings me, to my knees.

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